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Richard Hadlee to Undergo Surgery for Secondary Cancer

ICC |July 16, 2018, 9:53 AM IST
Richard Hadlee to Undergo Surgery for Secondary Cancer

New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee is scheduled to have further surgery following the discovery of secondary cancer in his liver, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced.

“This week, Richard will undergo further surgery after secondary cancer was discovered in his liver,” said a NZC statement on Monday. “Medical advice is that it's still at a very early stage and is operable. Once he has recovered from the operation, Richard will undergo further chemotherapy treatment.”

The 67-year-old Hadlee, New Zealand’s greatest fast bowler who once held the record for most Test wickets – 431 – was earlier diagnosed with bowel cancer, with updates at the time saying that he was expected to make a full recovery following surgery.

“As with the first statement released on this matter, we disclose these details solely in the interests of transparency, and to avoid speculation and gossip,” explained NZC. “We would again ask that people respect our request for privacy.”

One of the greatest all-rounders of the game, Hadlee also scored 3124 runs in 86 Tests to go with his rich haul of wickets, and scored 1751 runs and picked up 158 wickets in 115 one-day internationals before retiring in 1990.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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